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Folk Music - Tom & Mary Kay Aufrance

We made the front page of the Reno Gazette Journal 7/16/2007

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Photo Gallery

Here our gallery showing all the fun we have making music for you! In the image above, Tom shows off our photo on the front page of the Reno Gazette Journal!

Tuneville Session under the stars and twinkling lights at Brewery Arts Center

Thanks to Dana Freund for the great photos. View Dana's photo gallery of Tuneville Session #1... View Videos... Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV
Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV
Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV

Slim & Minnie at Nevada Arts Association Awards Reception

 

Slim and Minnie at the Urban Farm Fest
Slim & Minnie enjoying the fine repas before playing with Local Honey and contra dance caller George Grover at the River School Farm Urban Farm Fest.
Thanks to ©2013 RiverSchoolFarm.org

Burns Supper
We present the Toast to the Lassies and Reply to the Laddies at the annual Robert Burns Celebration of the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans.

Reno Celtic Celebration
At the Reno Celtic Celebration, our Celtic Music and Magic Show begins as the Mystical Lockbox sits in the center of the stage awaiting participants from the audience who will assist in unlocking its secrets.
Photo by Willie Puchert, Reno, NV Thank You!

Slim and Minnie and Tex Weir
At the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Slim and Minnie are joined on stage by folk musicologist and Carnegie Hall veteran performer Tex Weir
Photo by The Carsonist (used with permission)

Record Courier Features Gairin
Harkening back to our own days of Knights and Nobles, here we are in this newspaper feature of the Genoa Renaisssance Faire - that is Genoa, Nevada. We performed the hits of the 80's - that is the FIFTEEN 80's!

Urban Farm Fest contra dance
Here we are having a fabulous fun time as the Local Honey Band with Vicki, Norris and George and all the contra dancers at River School Farm Urban Farm Fest.
Thanks to ©2013 RiverSchoolFarm.org

Reno Celtic Magic
Three lassies participate in our musical magic trick at Reno Celtic Celebration in Reno.
Thanks to Pat Puchert, Carson City, NV Thank You!

Minnie on accordion and Clay Leveskis on fiddle
Minnie invited Clay From Far Away, that's Clay Leveskis of Auburn, Calif. on fiddle, to join us on stage, much to the delight of all at the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
Photo by The Carsonist (used with permission)

Brewery Arts Center
The Brewery Arts Center Classical Lunches were a summer treat! We received nice coverage in the Reno Gazette Journal's Carson Times.
Thanks to Shannon Litz Record-Courier, Gardnerville, NV

4th of July 2008, Genoa, NV
Performing at the Serra Philharmonic League's Pops in the Park on 4th of July in Genoa, Nevada
Photo by Bill Bandes, Genoa, NV.

Valhalla Americana Picnic
Playing a tune set with Sue Jesch at Valhalla Americana Festival. We loved having Sue join in!
Photo by Tahoe Tallac Association, South Lake Tahoe.

Strings in the Schools at Borders Bookstore Cafe
Cooley's Reel with more than a dozen young musicians from the Carson City Symphony Strings in the Schools Program at Borders Bookstore Cafe. We hired on for the '07-08 school year to teach Celtic tunes to the students.
Photo by Carl Harmon

Strings in the Schools at Borders Bookstore Cafe
More playing Cooley's with students at Borders.
Photo by Carl Harmon

St Patrick's Day at Reds 395 in Carson City
St. Patrick's Day at Red's Old 395 in Carson City with Wendy Ray and Sue Kitts. It's a yearly tradition, so come out and wear the green at Red's on 3/17.
Photo by Don Lindsay
Winter Welcome Concert
Performing with Wendy Ray, Ellie Bugli, David Bugli, Sue Kitts and Lou Groffman at our Winter Welcome concert at the Brewery Arts Center.

Reno Celtic Celebration 2005
That's Tom with Carlaena Kondor, who added her penny whistle playing to our act for a few years, before she fell in love and started a family.

Genoa Renaissance Faire
Dressing up and making merrie music for the Genoa Renaissance Faire, Genoa, NV.

We had an enthusiastic audience at the Brewery Arts Celtic Festival in Carson City, NV. That's Rex Reed on mandolin and Gerald Heston on coconuts!
Photo by Terry Howley, Carson City, NV
The Motley Madrigals 2005
We performed at Tahoe Arts Project arts and music fair and at their evening reception at Lake Tahoe.
Photo by Joan Rowe, Reno, NV
Brewery Arts Center Celtic Festival 2004
Mary Kay must be singing something serious here on stage at the Brewery Arts Celtic Festival
Photo by Terry Howley, Carson City, NV
Lake Tahoe Renaissance Faire 2004
Amanda Taylor and Mary Kay have some fun between performances at the Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire at Valhalla on Lake Tahoe.
At the Pembrooke Renaissance Faire 2007
Celtic Cowboy for State of Nevada
With reenactors Rex and Debbie Reed and Honest Abe Wally Earhart and event director Doris Salling at International Parole Board State of Nevada party at the Nuggett in Reno.
Genoa 2004
Tom started his music career as a roadie for Medicine Bow. Or, was it the Northstar Rockers? Here he sets up our system for the Nevada State Parks Pioneer Day.
Valhalla Celtic Sunda
An early gig with fellow musicians: Valhalla Celtic Fair at the Tahoe Tallac Historic Site. L to R: Jack Shipley, Cliff Blackmore, Lucy DuPertuis, Mary Kay and Tom Aufrance, Pamela Taylor and John.

 


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listen to our music

Cowboy Boots and Golden Slippers CD
Old Time Music
Ramblin Irishman CD
Musical Dreams CD
Childs Play CD
In the Moon of Wintertime CD
Musical Dreams Book and CD
Ramblin Irishman Book and CD 23 Songs and Tunes

We have performed at:

Tahoe-Tallac Valhalla Grand Hall - Boathouse Theatre - Plumas-Sierra County Fair - Urban Farm Fest - RSVP Carnival - Sacramento Contra Dance Society - Hawthorne Armed Forces Days - Sierra Philharmonic 4th of July with Reno Philharmonic - Wingfield Park - Nevada Governors Mansion - Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry - El Dorado Library Music on the Lawn - Portola Railroad Days - Sierra Contra Dance Society - Carson City Rendezvous - Nevada State Railroad Museum - Nevada Society of Scottish Clans Burns Celebration - Circus Circus Reno - Nevada Wild West Fair - Nevada State Fair - Gold Canyon Steakhouse - Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day - Reno Irish Dance Co. - Reno Artown - Ceol Irish Pub - Foodies Bystro - Brewery Arts Center - Artisans Store - Reno Celtic Celebration - Marriott Hotels Reno & Tahoe - John Ascuaga's Nugget - Channel 10 TV

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